How well do we really know our cultures?
For a CEO, it’s important that you have confidence in your vision for the company and decisions. Uncertainty weakens the willingness of some team members to follow initiatives. For this reason, smart CEOs and other leaders seek out information from a diverse group of experts and as well as peer leaders who have experiences that are relevant (e.g., Vistage Worldwide). In addition they build their Emotional Intelligence (EQ) muscles, especially self-awareness.
In the blog post 4 Ways Confident Leadership Helps Everyone, Building Champions shares four benefits leaders get when they are confident and project that confidence to their team:
- Builds loyalty among team members who want assurance
- Support confident communications by the team members to others within the company
- Encourages strategic thinking by providing a foundation for more long-term thinking and planning
- Empowers direct reports to follow your lead.
Working with 25,000+ leaders at Vistage, who go beyond their Mastermind Group to engage others on our intranet (MyVistage.com), I see how they build their confidence with frank and timely discussions and then report on the positive results that occurred.
Take the time to build your leadership skills and confidence, so you, too, can have a more significant impact on your leadership team and, in turn, your customers.